Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BLOGMAS - Easy and Cheap Ways To Decorate Your Room!

i pretty much tend to be a cheap skate and that definitely comes out when i have to decorate for christmas, because what's the point of spending a lot when its only out for the christmas season? so i gravitate towards the shops that have cute decorations, but for amazingly cheap prices - target, walmart, dollar store, etc.

 a great way to spend absolutely NO money (well unless you don't have paper or scissors) is to make paper snowflakes and hang them around. i'm sure you learned how to do this in elementary school, and if not theres a million youtube videos! here, i have them hanging around my light fixture with a glitter snowflake that i bought at target for a $1.

heres another glitter snowflake that i found at the dollarstore! i just placed it on my bookshelf and i love the way it looks, it adds a glam, festive look to my shelf.

this i cannot stress enough - TINSEL! grab some garlands of tinsel that you can pick up for like 3 dollars the most, and it adds an instant christmas feel to the room. you can literally hang some anywhere!

another cheap way to join in on christmas decor is to have a mini tree! (yes, i technically have 2 trees in my room!) mini trees are not priced very high and you can find cheap ornaments anyway! and don't want to buy a garland? string some popcorn!

as you can see, my mannequin has went all out! lights! lights! lights! these make a room look so pretty and pretty much all your need to make your room christmas-y. and a santa hat! you can buy these anywhere and put them anywhere - on a bed post, closet, lamp!

these are just some ways i decorated my room and on a low budget, hope you guys get some ideas and its not too late into the season! i decorated my room pretty much before i started blogmas, but i'm pretty lazy and haven't gotten around to showing you guys yet!

1. (re)decorate my room
2. light up my bedroom with christmas lights
12. cut out some paper snowflakes

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Monday, December 12, 2011

BLOGMAS - Candy Cane Cookies!

this is my attempt at candy cane cookies! all i did was make some cookie dough, split it in half and dye one half red with food dye. then roll some little "logs" of dough and twist a red and white one together. as you can see mine are really fat, so make sure your "logs" are thin, or they will look like mine :) but they taste delicious! let me know if you try these out or have made them before, i love this idea!

13. bake some candy cane cookies
19. create some cookies from scratch

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Sunday, December 11, 2011

BLOGMAS - Yet Another Christmas Mani

yess, i know i'm such a slacker! i've never been so busy in my life, junior year is really getting to me! but i did manage to have time to night to create yes, another, christmas manicure! i attempted to try my cheetah nail art again (leopard nails) but it kinda just looks like awkward polka dots. but i'll take it :) 

8. create and sport a holiday mani ( again :/ )

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Friday, December 9, 2011

BLOGMAS - Absolutely No Time...

so i'm so busy tonight and i'm not able to assemble a post together, so i will leave you with this christmas embellished picture i took today with my sister and family friends. hope you're having an amazing friday!

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BLOGMAS - December Wants

1. an ugly christmas sweater - enough said
2. a white jacket - i think they're so perfect for winter
3. glitter sequined shorts - necessity for new years
4. red scarf - to make my outfits more festive
5. black shoulder bag - in between bags right now

so pretty much i need these items to survive december! 

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

BLOGMAS - It's Christmas When...

so the weather here lately has caused me to feel like its still fall, and i keep forgetting to be in the christmas spirit! its been in the low 60's, high 50's and raining! this isn't the usual december weather (global warming? lol) for us and i haven't felt like christmas is coming yet! so i decided to take note on the things that make me feel festive to put me in the holiday mood!

1. driving around town and seeing all the lights lit up
2. getting to stare at my christmas tree & decorations
3. wearing my christmas pjs and fuzzy socks
4. starting my homework before 8 so i can watch christmas movies at night
5. my non-stop playing of christmas music (it's a disease)

there's obviously so much more things to bring up the christmas mood but these are the things i took note of during my day filled with gross weather. fingers crossed it gets cold soon! :)

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole 

Monday, December 5, 2011

BLOGMAS - A Subtly Festive Mani

4 coats of essie ballet slipper with china glaze party hearty on middle&thumb

this is the first of many holiday manis that i will be sporting this december. i tried to stay subtle because its only the beginning of the holiday season with an extremely pale pink with only glitter on two fingers. 

8. create and sport a holiday mani

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Sunday, December 4, 2011

BLOGMAS - My Christmas Tree!

 TADA! this is my colorful christmas tree that i have in my bedroom. i had this up the day after thanksgiving, but it being a broken five dollar tree, it fell over due to its unsteady base. but i 
fixed and repositioned it today, plus tied it to my bookshelf so i think i'm good!

all these ornaments were bought at target and a.c. moore and the tree was bought at the target sale section after christmas one year. and of course the garland made by me :) ahhh, i love how it turned out! i'm fully in the festive mood now! i can stare at my tree all the time, we put the lights outside today and are almost done decorating. i'm so excited for december! hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

3. string lights outside
9. make a popcorn garland

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Saturday, December 3, 2011

BLOGMAS - Favorite Christmas Songs

so today i finally finished re-downloading all my favorite christmas songs and a few new ones, so i wanted to share you my favorites for the season! (no favorite order, i'm so bad at picking favorites!)

1. Greatest Time Of Year - Aly & A.J.
2. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams
3. My Only Wish (This Year) - Britney Spears
4. Mistletoe - Colbie Caillat
5. Christmas Lights - Coldplay
6. Sleigh Ride - Debbie Gibson
7. Wonderful Christmas Time - Demi Lovato
8. Where Are You Christmas? - Faith Hill
9. The Lights and Buzz - Jack's Mannequin
10. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey
11. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
12. Drummer Boy (feat. Busta Ryhmes) - Justin Beiber
13. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Kristinia DeBarge
14. All My Bells Are Rining - Lenka
15. Mr. Winter - The Maine
16. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Mariah Carey
17. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
18. Maybe Next Year - Meiko
19. Wish List - Neon Trees
20. 30 Days - Nevershoutnever
21. Sleigh Ride - Spice Girls
22. Christmas Must Be Something More - Taylor Swift
23. Christmas When You Were Mine - Taylor Swift
24. Little Drummer Boy - tobyMac
25. Shake Up Christmas - Train

there's so much more christmas music i love to listen to, but these are just 
the songs i tend to gravitate to most. hopefully i opened you up to some 
new holiday music!

5. create the perfect christmas playlist

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole

Friday, December 2, 2011

BLOGMAS - December Bucket List

it's day 2 so i created a list of things i need to 
complete by the end of christmas day!
with 2 days down, here are my 23 goals:

1. (re)decorate my room (i already did this but i'm not pleased with it!) 
2. light up my bedroom with christmas lights
3. string lights outside
4. decorate the tree with the fam
5. create the perfect christmas playlist
6. go christmas shopping
7. make gifts to give
8. create and sport a holiday mani
9. make a popcorn garland 
10. buy or make an ugly christmas sweater
11. make a gingerbread house
12. cut out some paper snowflakes
13. bake some candy cane cookies
14. drink a holiday beverage at starbuck's
15. make popcorn snowmen
16. visit the rockefeller center tree
17. ice skate
18. make peppermint bark
19. create cookies from scratch
20. buy and snuggle in christmas pajamas
21. spend a whole day just watching christmas movies
22. send a christmas card
23. have a lovely christmas!

so i will be succeeding in crossing off all of these from my list
and update you all on the daily blog posts! some will have
an entire post dedicated to it, while some will just be
alluded to. i promise christmas will not end without
each and every one crossed off, i swear!
tell me some of your holiday goals :)

xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole


**so this is uploading on december second because it never worked yesterday, i have no idea why! but don't you worry your pretty little heads, i will be double posting today! keep on the lookout later for the second day!

i know i have been a TERRIBLE blogger in the past month (even longer?) and i thought i'd make it up to you guys by taking part in blogmas! plus, christmas is my absolute, most favorite time of the year and i would love to post about it for 25 days. i can't guarantee that everything will all about christmas, but definitely the majority! and for those of you who don't know what blogmas is, its the 25 days before christmas and you blog everyday

so i'm gonna kick this off with a little bit of christmas inspiration:

happy december!! hope you guys come back for more blogmas!
xoxoxoxo stylishly nicole